Archive for August, 2013

August 30, 2013

A cartoonist’s advice translated!

Happy Victory Day! So the procrastination syndrome continues to ail me… But it is yielding some very surprising results as well. First I reorganized my iTunes library (which I had been postponing for 2 years). Then I cooked (yes, COOKED!). In the meantime, I read (but haven’t yet reviewed) four amazing works by Madeline Hunter (The Saint is my latest guilty treat to read in my supposedly nonexistent free time). Finally, last night I came across this wonderful comic strip of Gavin Aung Than, inspired by a speech of Bill Watterson, on a friend’s feed and decided to translate it into Turkish! Click here for the original version.


August 25, 2013

Speaking of Instagram…

August 25, 2013

Living the cliche

So things seem to have calmed down for some time, as you can tell from the news but also from the content of this entry. But with September being just around the corner, I’m keeping an ear to the ground, Twitter, Facebook, friends… anything that might be labelled as bela.

It is a curious thing, procrastination… That it can get you to post something so redundant as what I’m posting right now when you’ve just started a new full-time job (this time for real) and you’ve got a book to translate is indeed curious. But it’ll make me happy to post this, so there you go *smiles sweetly*

I made these simple but cute and actually quite tasty cookies from Cassey Ho’s Healthy Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich recipe. If you know me in real life and are reading this, I can imagine your surprise because I don’t cook and I don’t have the slightest interest in anything related to cooking. So this is a first for me, curtesy of…  you guessed it, procrastination! The ice-cream part didn’t work out like in the video, but the cookies actually exceeded my expectations. And there are only two ingredients: bananas and oatmeal.

Some fresh summer fruits and my favorite type of tea, Twinings Earl Grey Tea (unlike Ana’s favorite of the same brand) completes this midday snack. Then I went and filtered it as a final touch. If I can’t escape from cooking eventually, I sure can’t escape from the cliche of instagramming it. I even added a hashtag! *OMG*